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Two Bucks, one home run call

Posted on: October 28, 2011 10:59 am
Edited on: October 28, 2011 2:36 pm
 
By C. Trent Rosecrans  and

Joe Buck can get a little too cute at times, but Thursday night (or Friday morning, depending on where you were), he had the perfect -- if not predictable -- call for David Freese's walk-off home run.

Buck paid homage to his father, Jack, by saying "And we'll see you tomorrow night!" at the conclusion of Game 6 of the World Series. Jack had uttered the very same line back in 1991's Game 6 between the Twins and Braves. It's not the first time Joe has uttered the phrase, but given the circumstances, it was the biggest homage. Jack was a Cardinals broadcaster for nearly 50 seasons, and Joe says he thinks of his father often, especially during games.

"[It] was kinda the perfect time to do it," Joe said on KFNS St. Louis. "That was strictly for him and maybe as much for my mom who was watching back at home.”

Check out Buck's homage:



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Comments

Since: Oct 7, 2006
Posted on: October 30, 2011 3:27 am
 

Two Bucks, one home run call

pinstriped. imagine that a phillies fan and a yankees fan totally agree on something :) the difference with him and his father was the older was blue collar, who can relate to the fans.. the current joe buck is very starchy and it shows. he actually has admitted many times he HATES his job but knows that if he leaves it that there isnt anything else out there for him for that kind of $$. He is extremely biased and very dry. I always laugh watching him call football with Troy Aikman. I think they are much the same. 



Since: Oct 28, 2011
Posted on: October 29, 2011 2:01 pm
 

Two Bucks, one home run call

Nothing really, I was just responding to donutoly14's comment on Joe Buck being the gold standard.  Don't get your nighty in a knot.



Since: Oct 7, 2006
Posted on: October 29, 2011 3:57 am
 

Two Bucks, one home run call

The most self centered person in all of sports. If I was a cardinals fan I would feel like a tremendous moment in my team's history was stolen from me because a man with a microphone wanted to turn it into a family occasion. Do your job and call the game. 



Since: Dec 13, 2009
Posted on: October 29, 2011 12:03 am
 

Two Bucks, one home run call

Joe Buck and Skip Carey, just a case of nepotism.  The Albert brothers were different (and so is the progeny).



Since: May 7, 2007
Posted on: October 28, 2011 5:00 pm
 

Two Bucks, one home run call

What does your age or how long you've been watching baseball have to do with anything?



Since: Oct 28, 2011
Posted on: October 28, 2011 4:03 pm
 

Two Bucks, one home run call

Someone asked Joe Buck if his father got him his job as an announcer.  He said, "No, it was my mother."  I think that's still nepotism, and Joe Buck would not be where he is if his father was not who he was.  I think Joe Buck is very biased and he lets it show.  That is not a good announcer, it is unprofessional.  With alll due respect, I am 66 and have been listening to baseball all MY life. 



Since: Jan 15, 2007
Posted on: October 28, 2011 2:53 pm
 

Two Bucks, one home run call

The only thing amazing about this is Tim McCarver still has an announcing job 20 years later...



Since: Oct 15, 2006
Posted on: October 28, 2011 2:15 pm
 

Two Bucks, one home run call

He's good, but I'll take Costas


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Since: Oct 28, 2011
Posted on: October 28, 2011 1:41 pm
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Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: October 28, 2011 12:16 pm
 

Two Bucks, one home run call

By the way, isn't it ironic that 20 years apart, both are working the game with Tim McCarver.


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